The Hummingbird by Stephen P. Kiernan

The Hummingbird by Stephen P. Kiernan

Review by Deborah Straw When you hate to put a book down to go on a day trip, when you don’t like leaving the characters behind, you know you’re into a good read. Such was my experience with the novel, The Hummingbird by Stephen P. Kiernan. As I left for the day without book in… Read More »

Charlotte Town Meeting Day preview

Charlotte voters will gather at Charlotte Central School at 9am for town meeting on March 1 to consider a bevy of issues, ranging from changes to the town’s land-use regulations to proposed changes for the town plan. Voters will also weigh in on municipal and school races. Polls will be open from 7am through 7pm.… Read More »

News From Abroad: First impressions

News From Abroad: First impressions

Jessica Hella, Guest columnist As the plane descends, the romanticized visions of Barcelona that had been crowding my mind for months come to fruition. From the jet window, the water below resembles the pastel strokes of a Monet painting. My mind wanders to imaginary titles for the work of art unfolding below me. “Mediterranean Coast,”… Read More »

Tasty! Northern Bayou Cold Brew of Charlotte

Tasty! Northern Bayou Cold Brew of Charlotte

During his college days in Boston, Benjamin Lee fueled up with caffeine while studying poetry, photography and doing IT work. Unwilling to give up his morning jolt due to acid reflux, he began to experiment with cold brewing. Lee perfected his technique over the course of a decade, and in August of 2014 he started… Read More »

Christmas-stealing Grinch on the loose

Christmas-stealing Grinch on the loose

Citizen staff report A special holiday greeting to the burglars who stole property from a home on Charlotte Road was released via Facebook by Hinesburg Chief of Police Frank Koss on Dec. 23. Besides ransacking bedrooms for jewelry, taking wrapped presents from beneath the Christmas tree, the burglars may have been captured on video surveillance… Read More »

Glycol leak causes evacuation at Charlotte Central School

Glycol leak causes evacuation at Charlotte Central School

Story and photo by Chea Waters Evans Charlotte Central School was evacuated for the day Dec. 9. Students were brought by bus to the Charlotte Congregational Church after an initially unidentified smell, that was causing some to become lightheaded, was discovered coming from the boiler room. In a recording send to parents, Chittenden South Supervisory… Read More »

Collision involving tanker and a Kia Sedona on VT Route 7

Collision involving tanker and a Kia Sedona on VT Route 7

The Charlotte Fire Department was called to a motor vehicle collision involving a tractor trailer tanker truck and a Kia Sedona at Vermont Route 7 and State Park Road in Charlotte on Dec. 1. The collision occurred when the tractor trailer was traveling north bound on Route 7 as it approached the intersection of State… Read More »

Old Lantern debate focuses on noise

During a crowded Charlotte Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting last month, the character of the Old Lantern was debated by town officials, its owners and residents. The gathering spot and event space is the focus of attention as owners Roland and Lisa Gaujac clash with some of the business’s neighbors over complaints about excessive noise… Read More »

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